Preventing more Lawn Weeds

Preventing more Lawn Weeds

Weeds don’t like a healthy lawn!

If you have a dense lawn of healthy grass plants then you have a natural barrier between the weed seeds and the soil. If the weed seeds can’t get to the soil the chances are good they’ll die before ever becoming a problem weed. This means free weed control and less work!

Maintaining that all important ‘grass barrier’ comes down to good lawn care:

1. If you damage the grass help it recover:

  • Mow it on the high side
  • Water it if needed
  • Keep off it for a week or two
  • Aerate the area
  • Feed to speed recovery

2. If the grass disappears due to wear, dog urine, mower damage or shade then replace it before the weeds do:

  • A small area just requires some seed or turf
  • Larger areas may need renovating. See Repair & Renovation
  • Some shady areas may be thin in the spring – just sprinkle some grass seed over the whole thin area in April and it will thicken up in no time
  • If the lawn has a lot of use and abuse feed before the damage starts

3. Keep your lawn in tip top shape so it recovers more easily:

  • Mow frequently – at least once a week in the growing season
  • Mow at the right height for your grass
  • Never remove more than 1/3 of the grass in any one cut
  • Maintain good spot weed control
  • Make sure the grass gets at least one slow-release feed a year